In this episode, we check out how the Great Lakes’ vast water resources could set the stage for an economic boom in the region, and explore why the environmental movement has a hard time with diversity.
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Stories in this episode
- How Can the Environmental Movement Become More Inclusive?
One of America's oldest and largest environmental organizations is looking to make diversity more than just a buzzword.
- Net Metering Decision Should Keep Solar Business Rolling
Fights over whether homeowners can sell excess solar power back to utilities are raging across the country. But Pennsylvania's recent decision on net metering could be a model compromise.
- In an Era of Scarcity, Water is Now a Major Economic Driver
With its vast water resources, the Great Lakes region could be poised to draw businesses—big and small—from other parts of the country. But even here, water quality is a big issue.
- Researchers Find New Industrial Chemical in Great Lakes Trout
In 2006, the EPA phased out a chemical that was leaching into the food web. But now, that chemical's replacement is showing up in Great Lakes fish.
- Two Families Determined to Fight on in Fracking Lawsuit
While others settled fracking lawsuits, two Pennsylvania families remain resolute in pursuing their case against one of the biggest drillers in the region.
- Radioactive Scrap Metal Found in Beaver County Poses No Risk
This week, a scrapyard in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania was temporarily shut down after officials found materials with elevated levels of radiation.